A University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor and Extension vegetable crop plant specialist has been awarded the 2017 Pound Award for her work at the school’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Amanda Gevens was recognized for her research and work related to disease management in potato and vegetable crops
Rotating crops is an ages old practice that involves moving crop locations from season to season. According to the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, crop rotation reduces pests, manages disease and keeps the soil fertile. Balancing these three elements can be the difference between a minuscule harvest and a bumper crop.
“It’s like a geometry puzzle,” commented Vance Haugen, the Crawford County UW-Extension Agent. “The taller the trees, the more sun will hit the forest floor, and the better the planted forage crops will grow. There are lots of pieces to the puzzle, and every site is different.”
Following is the list of disease-resistant flowering crabapple cultivars referenced from UW-Extension fact sheet “Top Ornamental Crabapples for Wisconsin”: Vijai Pandian is horticultural agent/educator for Brown County University of Wisconsin-Extension.
To help determine when to cut first-crop alfalfa, agronomists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison developed the PEAQ method which predicts alfalfa’s relative feed value, or RFV, at the time of cutting
If you happen to come upon farm equipment on the road this spring, remember to practice patience and keep in mind these safety tips provided by Cheryl Skjolaas, University of Wisconsin-Extension agricultural safety specialist.
Computer scientists and dairy experts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the UW Extension are collaborating to create a suite of computer programs that can help with dairy farming — a “virtual brain” that uses artificial intelligence to help farmers with day-to-day decision-making.
The advisers are members of the Jefferson County Master Gardener Volunteer Association, which works in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to meet requests for horticultural information during the growing season, May through September.
That was the message from Vince Davis, who is a BASF technical services representative for Wisconsin and northern Illinois, to attendees at the spring meeting of the Outagamie County Forage Council that was held at Wichman Farms. From 2011 to 2015, he was a weed management specialist with the University of Wisconsin Extension Service.
For a number of communities in Wisconsin and elsewhere, the ethnic and racial diversity that’s occurring in their populations “is a game changer,” University of Wisconsin Extension Service community development specialist Kristin Runge told attendees at the 25th anniversary Rural Summit program sponsored by Wisconsin Rural Partners.